Venango County Man Named PIOGA President, Executive Director

| September 1, 2016

Dan-Weaver-150x150WEXFORD, Pa. – The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association has announced the selection of Daniel J. Weaver to the position of President & Executive Director, effective September 1.

Weaver replaces Louis D. D’Amico, who is retiring after 22 years in that position, and following a successful 44 -year career in the oil and gas field.

Weaver, 37, has served as PIOGA’s Public Outreach Director since 2012, and previously held several leadership positions associated with the Drake Well Museum in Titusville for eight years.

“Dan Weaver has a genuine passion for Pennsylvania’s oil and natural gas industry and the people who work to safely produce the energy we use every day,” said Board Chairman Gary Slagel. “The board of directors is confident he will work hard to represent the interests of all of the members of the association and allow oil and natural gas production to continue to grow in the years ahead.”

Slagel expressed the board’s appreciation to D’Amico for his years of service. “There has been no greater champion and fighter for the energy industry in Pennsylvania than Lou D’Amico,” Slagel said. “He has been at the forefront of every issue faced by our members during his tenure with this organization and its predecessor, and his many contributions will be greatly missed. We wish him the best of luck with his retirement.”

D’Amico said he will consult on a part-time basis with Weaver and the PIOGA staff for 4 months to ensure a smooth transition process. “I have spent the last several years working with Dan Weaver on the range of challenges facing oil and gas producers, midstream companies, and end-users. He is well prepared to take on this responsibility and serve the interests of the men and women in the Commonwealth’s oil and gas industry,” he said.

Weaver has led PIOGA’s efforts to educate both school students and the public about energy issues in the past five years, including the development of a K-12 study course on oil and natural gas that meets Pennsylvania’s standards in history, civics and government, economics, and science and technology. He has represented PIOGA to members of Congress and the state legislature, as well as to media sources around the state.

Weaver’s experience with the Drake Well Museum included 11 years as Museum Educator and a term as the Manager of the Friends of the Drake Well Museum. He managed a staff of eight,as well as numerous volunteers that provided tours of the Drake Well and Museum to thousands of visitors each year. He also planned and promoted more than 28 special events, and developed relationships with corporate donors to increase contributions to the museum.

From 2008-2010 Weaver undertook a project at the museum to develop the concept and raise funding for the Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U). MEET-U is a portable classroom that has traveled over 200,000 miles to provide information about energy to students and the public in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York. MEET-U has visited 157 schools since its completion in 2010.

Weaver graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001 with a B.A. in history. He lives in Polk, Pennsylvania.

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